Deployment of the prototype in PRoF. To evaluate the performance and benefits of the SCB, a prototype of the oNCS Application Component, extended with the Localization and Home Automation Application Component, was deployed in the Patient Room of the Future (PRoF). PRoF consists of a typical patient room and hallway found in a hospital setting, as well as a room mimicking a homecare setting. For the prototype, both rooms were equipped with a TMote Sky sensor board, which contains a light, temperature and humidity sensor. Also, each patient and staff member carried an RFID tag to track his/her location. Finally, each patient wore a bracelet that monitors the patient’s body temperature. The developed prototype, consisting of the various context providers, the SCB, the oNCS, the localization and Home Automation Application Components, was installed in PRoF and integrated with the available nurse call and light control system, RF tags and sensors. Smartphones running the mobile nurse call application, which enable the nurses receive and answer calls, were also provided.